Mob justice: 3 suspects burnt to death



Three suspected kidnappers were early this morning burnt to death by a mob along Ijoko Road, Sango, Ogun State, southwest Nigeria.

The suspected kidnappers were accused of abducting a young woman who was shouting to be freed inside their vehicle.

A witness, Mr. Ade Sunday, told P.M.NEWS at the scene of the incident that the suspects struggled to keep their victim inside the car but she fought vigorously for her life and was pushed out of the vehicle at Gas Line Bus Stop, Ijoko, Ogun State.

On getting down, the young woman started shouting: ‘kidnappers, kidnappers’, and this attracted the attention of commuter bus drivers and Okada riders who pursued the suspects. They caught up with them at the bus stop.

Related News

“The suspects were coming from Papalanto area of Ifo, Ogun State. They were taking her to Ijoko. The woman was shouting and struggling with the suspects inside the car. In annoyance, they pushed her out and drove off. The woman was shouting, “kidnappers, kidnappers”. This attracted the attention of commercial motorcycle riders and drivers who gave them a chase. They caught up with them at Gas-line Bus Stop,” Sunday stated.

P.M NEWS gathered that the mob dragged the two men out of the car, beat them and set them and the car ablaze before the arrival of policemen from Sango Station.

When P.M.NEWS got to the scene, commuters gathered discussing the fate of the suspects.

In a related development, another young man was burnt to death three poles to where the suspected kidnappers were burnt. He was also accused of trying to kidnap a little girl. When he was confronted, he allegedly brought out his phone, removed the sim card and broke it into two. He was beaten and set ablaze.

Policemen from Sango station were seen trying to restore order as at the time of filing this report.